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3 Lessons Learned in Our Last Mapping course

In June 2014, we wrapped up the second round of our Mapping for International Development…


Added by TechChange on February 27, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Putting Global Crises on the Map Using Social Media Data and ArcGIS

How can mapping the geolocations of tweets tell a story about global atrocities? How can digital mapping be integrated as a learning tool for university classes? As part of his final project for TechChange’s online course, …


Added by TechChange on February 26, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The End of Boring PDFs? Three Lessons in Creating the New Organizational Guide to ICT4D

Applying technology solutions to the challenges of international development requires organizational change more than new gadgets. That’s why we were thrilled to launch our new…


Added by TechChange on February 24, 2015 at 12:35pm — No Comments

TechChange Alumna Launches Mapping Project for Maternal and Neonatal Health in Ghana


Mira Gupta, one of the star alumna of our courses on Mapping for International Development and…


Added by TechChange on February 16, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Regulation or Education? Improving Drones for Development

Last week while U.S. national security was struggling with what to do with drones in Washington DC, the first-ever Drones for Good Challenge in Dubai sought to “find the best uses of drones to public services and improving people’s lives.”…


Added by TechChange on February 11, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Free Webinar on Ebola and Mobile Data Collection: Joel Selanikio on Magpi in Sierra Leone

What role can a mobile data collection app like Magpi have in fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone and other countries? How can Magpi address prevention, contact tracing, treatment and other…


Added by TechChange on February 10, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

ENROLL NOW: Mapping for International Development online certificate course (Early bird rates end Friday, February 13)

Hello PCDN community,

If you've ever wondered how digital mapping is helping international development and peacebuilding efforts, this is your chance to find out! We are excited to offer an updated online course on mapping for international development that begins on March 2.

Check out the course details below and enroll now to lock in the early bird…


Added by TechChange on February 9, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

4 Ways 3D Printing is Promoting Social Change

Although we are still in the early days of 3D printing, there is still so much to learn, and new printers, materials, and ideas are coming into focus everyday. This is why the timing is so critical and the opportunity so golden to be a visionary and imagine all that we can accomplish through 3D…


Added by TechChange on February 3, 2015 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Free Webinar: 3D Printing Prosthetics for Children

With the emergence of the 3D printing industry, how can 3D printing help kids who need upper limbs and fingers?

Watch this …


Added by TechChange on January 30, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Digital Data Collection with Remote Sensors and Satellite Imagery

How can remote sensors and satellite imagery make monitoring and evaluation easier and more accurate than pen-and-paper surveys? Find out more…


Added by TechChange on January 29, 2015 at 1:45pm — No Comments

What are the M&E Technology Tools of 2015?


Added by TechChange on January 8, 2015 at 5:50pm — No Comments

ENROLL NOW: Tech for M&E online certificate course (Early bird rates end Friday, Jan 9)

Hello PCDN Community Members,

Due to the overwhelming popularity of our Technology for M&E online course we offered for the first time last fall, we are holding the next round of TechChange's M&E online course which begins January 26 very soon. 

In September, more than 100 participants joined us from over 30 countries for the course. A few…


Added by TechChange on January 7, 2015 at 12:13pm — No Comments

How Maps Help Fight Ebola

When considering the best tools and skills to respond to the Ebola crisis in…


Added by TechChange on November 21, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Using Mobile Technology to Better Prepare, Communicate, and Keep Informed during Emergencies

The United States, like many societies, has become increasingly attached and sometimes dependent upon mobile technology and smartphones. Knowing this, how can we use this technology to stay better informed, to communicate better, establish better emergency planning, and stay calmer…


Added by TechChange on November 19, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Tech Tools and Skills for Emergency Management online certificate course (Nov 24 - Dec 19) with Discount Coupon Code

This four-week online professional development certificate course will explore how new communication and mapping technologies are being used to respond to disasters, create early warning mechanisms, improve relief coordination efforts and much more. From the ongoing Ebola crisis to the recent Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and recovery efforts in…


Added by TechChange on November 17, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Towards Standardized Hashtags in Disaster Response

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all public social media messages in a disaster would come with a flag that identifies them as relevant? The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is trying to pave the way for that with the brand new …


Added by TechChange on November 13, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

Ebola Webinar Series Brings Together 550 Participants from over 70 Countries

We recently broadcasted the Training…


Added by TechChange on November 12, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Lessons Learned Piloting a mHealth Project in Senegal

Our mHealth alumna reflected on a field mission she undertook in July 2014 where she visited one of Handicap International Federation’s HIV and disability projects being implemented in the region of Ziguinchor in the South of Senegal. Read more about the lessons she learned…


Added by TechChange on November 12, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Can the “Panic Button” Android Emergency App Protect Activists and Prevent Sexual Violence?

In the latest session of TechChange’s “Tech for International Crisis Response and Good Governance” class, Jessica Soklow learned about the Panic Button, the emergency Android…


Added by TechChange on November 12, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

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